Good News About Humpback Whales

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service has published an article discussing the increasing numbers of Humpback whales off the coast of New York and New Jersey. NMFS believes that this increase is due to NMFS’ actions that  “modified and reduced the number of entangling fishing lines in northeast U.S. waters, shifted shipping lanes, implemented vessels speed restrictions, and protected habitats for whales and the fish they eat. Thanks in part to these conservation efforts, the humpback whale population in Northeast U.S. waters has successfully rebounded, and we removed them from the list of endangered species in September 2016.”

Click here to read NMFS’ entire article.

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